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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) - Brewery Ommegang

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Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,920 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,920
Reviews: 1,886
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 191
Gots: 525 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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JWing

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-22-2013 15:25:15 | More by JWing
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rallyr32

New York

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

02-22-2013 04:12:07 | More by rallyr32
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DenverLogan

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From corked bottle...packaged 9/6/2012. Label is different from one in BA stock photo...newer design. Says best by 9/2017...I guess I'm jumping the gun a tad!
Significant pop...poured into big Gulden Draak chalice.
Dark copper brown with big tan head.
Big aroma of oak, oats, booze, candy sugar, roasted malts, chestnuts, fresh baked sugar doughnuts.
Modest carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of tropical fruit rind, powdered sugar, roasted malts, chestnuts, alcohol..let's give this 5 minutest to open up...
OK...small head remains...big aroma of alcohol, caramel, roasted malts. Flavors of molassas, bitter tropical fruit rind, alcohol, burnt malts...I'll give this another 5 minutes...
Yeah...this is a big, bad, rough & tough and complex quad...the aroma and flavors stay strong from start to finish. Twenty minutes into the brew it's mellowed only a little, which is fine for a quad. What kinda puts me back is the strong fruit melon compared to sweet malts that I might expect from, say, a Koningshoeven, which has varied quit a bit over the years. Not to be rough, and with quads the flavor profile can vary greatly, but, perhaps largely because of the yeast, this brew doesn't have the taste appeal of a St Bernardus Abt 12, Westy, Pannepot, or Allagash Four, depending what you call a quad. Those beer I love, this one is challenging, but also enjoyable for the big beer seeker.
Re-edit...50 minutes into this beer it's fully opened up. I'm upping the overall & taste categories, but note, it takes at last half an hour for this brew, even in a big chalice, to fully open and start to resemble the qualities of the above mentioned brews.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 02:33:14 | More by DenverLogan
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-21-2013 06:07:21 | More by bsopko
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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Gschaf

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-21-2013 00:09:38 | More by Pensfan0782
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Smile

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-20-2013 21:23:57 | More by Smile
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laxer8811

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-19-2013 21:19:20 | More by Phillyz
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Theklub


4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-19-2013 07:04:38 | More by Theklub
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Michigan

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

02-18-2013 23:54:32 | More by OleDixie
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-18-2013 19:18:29 | More by DIPAFAN
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Danielr26

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-18-2013 17:18:16 | More by Danielr26
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stobliss

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-18-2013 06:07:51 | More by stobliss
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 2.1.13
2011

A - Pours a carmel brown with a fizzy light tan head that is gone almost instantly.

S - Ripe fruit, raisin, carmels.

T - Old dark fruit, carmel, bready.

D - Decent carbonation with a medium body.

O - Sweet and dark fruit, not my favorite right now.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 05:16:26 | More by HuskyinPDX
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gshackles

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-18-2013 02:03:29 | More by gshackles
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Alek

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-18-2013 01:12:13 | More by Alek
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SpectralAbyss

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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jpaulsen

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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hardrock

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Dalmanfsu

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.8%

02-17-2013 21:11:48 | More by Dalmanfsu
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Mavigo

Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been waiting on this guy for a while, it's pretty expensive, so when Costco had a 3 for 2 deal, a box set of Hennepin, Three Philosophers and Rare Vos, I jumped on it, great deal. Served in a snifter.

A: Pours a deep, rec-brown, cloudy, cherry color, with a short light tan head with bits of lacing

S: Incredible aroma, rich fruitiness, plums, cherries, bananas, simply wonderful, also yeast is very dominant, vanilla as well, malt sugars, very inviting

T: Robust flavor to it, very complex, enriching. Yeast is very present, also fruity notes, cherries, plums, it is a fairly sweet beer, has earthy tones to it, yeast, malt sugars, wheat, barley, hints of citrus even, also alcohol is very present.

M: Fairly balanced, at times I felt it was over carbonated, but the robustness, complexity and richness of the flavors well overcame the carbonation, booze levels gave a nice, complementing warmness to it.

O: Of course, Ommegang, lives up to it's name, I've never been disappointed by an Ommegang beer, and probably never will. Although I got the beer for a good deal, it is generally expensive but it its well worth it, wonderful taste, very rich and robust, very delicious, basically a dessert rather than a beverage, at least once everyone should make the effort to try this.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 01:07:40 | More by Mavigo
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yoyo

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-16-2013 23:01:28 | More by yoyo
Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 4,920 ratings.